Did you see the premiere of American Idol last night? I didn’t. Excuse me if I don’t have a lot of passion for this television phenomenon. Not trying to be a pop cultural snob or anything, it’s just never been my thing.
Despite my disdain for the show, it’s not not hard to pick up bits and pieces of information through osmosis — especially with all the “idle” chatter among co-workers.
So I had actually heard of Paris Bennett before she came in Tuesday for a podcast interview. I knew she was young (18), and I knew she lost in Season 5 of the show.
Paris is just starting a PR junket to promote the release of her new single, “Ordinary Love,” and forthcoming album, Princess P.
Previous experience had taught me to expect a huge entourage and an ego to match, but the person I met was sweet little girl who spent every spare moment texting friends (including Jennifer Hudson), and chatting with her mother. In short, a typical teenager.
I’m rooting that this genuine young lady is successful in her future career, and that she doesn’t lose her sweet nature once the trappings of success take hold.